Thursday, May 09, 2013

leaked!


"Strasbourg, 12.3.2013
COM(2013) 136 final
Recommendation for a
COUNCIL DECISION
authorising the opening of negotiations on a comprehensive trade and investment agreement, called the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, between the European Union and the United States of America...
EXPLANATORY MEMORANDUM
1. Background
The EU and the US share political and economic interests founded on democracy, the rule of law and universal human rights. Both the EU and the US are global actors making a substantial contribution to world peace and security and addressing global challenges such as poverty reduction...." read more here:



http://insidetrade.com/Inside-Trade-General/Public-Content-World-Trade-Online/member-states-seek-more-specifics-in-us-eu-mandate-press-jurisdiction/menu-id-896.html#eu_draft_mandate

in December we had:
http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/why-the-us-and-the-eu-need-a-free-trade-agreement-by-javier-solana

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

European Defence


General Patrick de Rousiers (Chairman, EU Military Committee), 
NATO SACEUR Admiral James Stavridis, and Dr. Javier Solana (from left)

On April 25 and 26, the Munich Security Conference (MSC) hosted the first “Future of European Defence Summit” under the aegis of Javier Solana, formerly General Secretary of NATO and EU High Representative for Foreign and Security Policy. More than 100 leading figures from politics, the military, and business met in Berlin to discuss the future of European defence.

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